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Friday 3 - Sunday 5 March, Festival Weekend Pass, €100

Ennis Book Club Festival 2017

Get full access to 2017 Ennis Book Club Festival events with a special Weekend Pass.  Available for purchase through the glór Box Office until Friday, 13 January 2017 for the great value price of €100.

The EBCF Weekend Pass provides access to all Festival events from 03-05 March 2017, excluding the Sunday lunch event at the Old Ground Hotel and the Ennis Walking Tours.

Friday 3 March, 6.30pm, €12/€10 Conc.

Paul Durcan

as part of Ennis Book Club Festival 2017

Paul Durcan’s public readings are simply unforgettable. A winner of the Lifetime Achievement Irish Book Award, he has been one of the most sustaining forces in Irish poetry for more than four decades.

If you have never seen him live, now is your chance.

Saturday 4 March, 11.30am, €12/€10 Conc.

10 Books You Should Read With Cónal Creedon & Lisa McInerney

as part of Ennis Book Club Festival 2017

Join Lisa McInerney and Cónal Creedon, two of Ireland’s most engaging writers, to hear their must reads in what is a perennial festival favourite.

Saturday 4 March , 3.30pm , €12/€10 Conc.

Rick O’Shea Book Club Special with John Boyne

as part of Ennis Book Club Festival 2017

RTÉ’s Rick O’Shea convenes the largest on-line book club in Ireland with over 4,000 members.

Join him in a Book Club Special as he talks to renowned author John Boyne about his new book The Heart’s Invisible Furies.

Saturday 4 March, 8pm, €15/€12 Conc. (*combine with Michael Collins event for €20 total)

Rose Tremain in conversation with Séan Rocks

as part of Ennis Book Club Festival 2017

Festival regular and RTÉ Arena presenter, Séan Rocks interviews Booker Prize shortlisted author Rose Tremain in an intimate look-back over her 40 year writing life.

Not to be missed.

Saturday 4 March, 9.30pm, €10 (*combine with Rose Tremain event for €20 total)

The Irish Times Book Club with Michael Collins

as part of the Ennis Book Club Festival

Man Booker Prize and IMPAC Prize shortlisted author Michael Collins was born in Limerick and emigrated to the United States on an athletics scholarship to Notre Dame, Indiana, where he still lives.  He is regarded as 'one of the most exciting talents to have emerged not only from Ireland but anywhere in recent decades.'  The unofficial laureate of the US Rustbelt, he has written 10 novels.  An ultra-runner, last year he ran a marathon a day for a month, from Grosse Ile quarantine station in Quebec to Toronto, to raise awareness and funds to commemorate the deaths of tens of thousands of Irish Famine refugees in Canada in 1847.  He talks to Martin Doyle of The Irish Times.

This event will be recorded for a podcast on The Irish Times website as part of the monthly Irish Times Book Club, and is brought to you in association with the Irish Writers Centre.